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Claire Trevor (1910–2000)


Claire Trevor was born Claire Wemlinger in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, NY, the only child of Fifth Avenue merchant-tailor Noel Wemlinger, an immigrant Frenchman from Paris who lost his business during the Depression, and his Belfast-born wife Betty. Trevor's interest in acting began when she was 11 years old. She attended high school in ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Key Largo
Key Largo Gaye Dawn
(1948)
Stagecoach
Stagecoach Dallas
(1939)
Born to Kill
Born to Kill Helen
(1947)
Murder, My Sweet
Murder, My Sweet Helen Grayle / Velma Valento
(1944)

Filmography

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 1987 Breaking Home Ties (TV Movie)
Grace Porter
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Judith Harlan
- Witness for the Defense (1987) ... Judith Harlan
 1983 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Nancy Fairchild
 1982 Kiss Me Goodbye
Charlotte
 1967 The Cape Town Affair
Sam Williams
 1963 The Stripper
Helen Baird
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Nurse Veronica Johnson
- The Bed I've Made (1962) ... Nurse Veronica Johnson
 1962 Two Weeks in Another Town
Clara Kruger
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Kitty Harper
- New Sound for the Blues (1961) ... Kitty Harper
 1956-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mrs. Meade / Mary Prescott
- A Crime for Mothers (1961) ... Mrs. Meade
- Safe Conduct (1956) ... Mary Prescott
 1960 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Judge Leslie Lloyd
- The Revolt of Judge Lloyd (1960) ... Judge Leslie Lloyd
 1959 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Kate Clark 'Ma' Barker
- Ma Barker and Her Boys (1959) ... Kate Clark 'Ma' Barker
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series)
C.L. Harding
- The C.L. Harding Story (1959) ... C.L. Harding
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Savannah Brown
- Happy Hill (1959) ... Savannah Brown
 1958 Marjorie Morningstar
Rose Morgenstern
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Elizabeth Owen
- If You Knew Elizabeth (1957) ... Elizabeth Owen
 1956 The Mountain
Marie
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Fran Dodsworth
- Dodsworth (1956) ... Fran Dodsworth
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mary Hunter
- Fool Proof (1956) ... Mary Hunter
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Phyllis Talbot
- The Prowler (1956) ... Phyllis Talbot
 1955 Lucy Gallant
Lady MacBeth
 1954-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mary Scott / Ellen Creed
- No Sad Songs for Me (1955) ... Mary Scott
- Ladies in Retirement (1954) ... Ellen Creed
 1955 Man Without a Star
Idonee
 1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Felicia Crandell / Nora Hale
- The Summer Memory (1954) ... Felicia Crandell
- Alias Nora Hale (1953) ... Nora Hale
 1954 The High and the Mighty
May Holst
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Cora Leslie
- Foggy Night (1954) ... Cora Leslie
 1953 The Stranger Wore a Gun
Josie Sullivan
 1952 Stop, You're Killing Me
Nora Marko
 1952 My Man and I
Mrs. Ansel Ames
 1952 Hoodlum Empire
Connie Williams
 1951 Best of the Badmen
Lily
 1951 Hard, Fast and Beautiful
Millie Farley
 1950 Borderline
Madeleine Haley
 1949 The Lucky Stiff
Marguerite Seaton
 1948 The Babe Ruth Story
Claire Hodgson Ruth
 1948 Key Largo
Gaye Dawn
 1948 The Velvet Touch
Marian Webster
 1948 Raw Deal
Pat Regan
 1947 Born to Kill
Helen
 1946 Crack-Up
Terry Cordell
 1946 The Bachelor's Daughters
Cynthia Davis
 1945 Johnny Angel
Lilah 'Lily' Gustafson
 1944 Murder, My Sweet
Helen Grayle / Velma Valento
 1943 The Woman of the Town
Dora Hand
 1943 Good Luck, Mr. Yates
Ruth Jones
 1943 The Desperadoes
The Countess
 1942 Street of Chance
Ruth Dillon
 1942 Crossroads
Michelle Allaine
 1942 The Adventures of Martin Eden
Connie Dawson
 1941 Texas
'Mike' King
 1941 Honky Tonk
'Gold Dust' Nelson
 1940 Dark Command
Mary McCloud
 1939 Allegheny Uprising
Janie MacDougall
 1939 I Stole a Million
Laura Benson
 1939 Stagecoach
Dallas
 1938 Five of a Kind
Christine Nelson
 1938 Valley of the Giants
Lee Roberts
 1938 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
Jo Keller
 1938 Walking Down Broadway
Joan Bradley
 1937 Big Town Girl
Fay Loring
 1937 Second Honeymoon
Marcia
 1937 Dead End
Francey
 1937 One Mile from Heaven
Lucy ('Tex') Warren
 1937 King of Gamblers
Dixie Moore
 1937 Time Out for Romance
Barbara Blanchard
 1936 Career Woman
Carroll Aiken
 1936 Fifteen Maiden Lane
Jane Martin
 1936 Star for a Night
Nina Lind
 1936 To Mary - with Love
Kitty Brant
 1936 Human Cargo
Bonnie Brewster
 1936 Song and Dance Man
Julia Carroll
 1936 My Marriage
Carol Barton
 1935 Navy Wife
Vicky Blake
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Betty McWade
 1935 Spring Tonic
Bertha 'Betty' Ingals
 1935 Black Sheep
Janette Foster
 1934 Elinor Norton
Elinor Norton
 1934 Baby, Take a Bow
Kay Ellison
 1934 Wild Gold
Jerry Jordan
 1934 Hold That Girl
Tonie Bellamy
 1933 Jimmy and Sally
Sally Johnson
 1933 The Mad Game
Jane Lee
 1933 The Last Trail
Patricia Carter
 1933 Life in the Raw
Judy Halloway
 1932 The Imperfect Lover (Short)
The Doctor
 1931 The Meal Ticket (Short)
Baron's Wife
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Other Works:

(6/5/44) Radio: Appeared in "The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast of "The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't know what they call Hollywood anymore. The whole meaning of the town has changed. See more »

Trivia:

Was one of 4 Best Supporting Actress Oscar winners to have guest starred in Murder, She Wrote (1984). The others are Teresa Wright, Kim Hunter and Shirley Jones. See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of Film Noir

Star Sign:

Pisces

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